What is DigitalDevelopersFund


DDF is shutting down, see the latest newsletter

DDF was established in 2010 as “Domain Developers Fund” and had a solid track record in domain investing. To expand, they held an ICO to add crypto currencies and other digital assets to their portfolio.

Domain names are still the main part of their portfolio. And it seems attention have shifted since early 2018 to Hydrominer, another project of the founder Michael Marcovici

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DDF Payout Structure

The fund had two type of investors, orignial shareholders (68,8093%)and tokenized ICO investors (31,1906%)

50% of all profit is ddistributed as dividend to the investors on a quarletly basis if the fund exceeds the high watermark from the previous payment.

2% goes to admin fees, en there is a performansce fee depening on the performance
• 0-5% net profit: 0 % performance fee
• 5-10% net profit: 5% performance fee
• 10-15% net profit: 12% performance fee
• > 15% net profit:15% performance fee
• The remainder (at least 35%) is reinvested.


DigitalDevelopersFund dividend calculator

DDF dividend payouts are calculated by this formula (Profit * 0.311906 * 0.50 ) / 5118307.00000000 = payout per DDF.

You can calculate what you would earn with your ddf and also how many profit is needed to get a certain amount of profit sharing by entering the numbers below and press "Calculate".

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DDF current dividend period

Fundsize at start of this dividend periode: 3,743,325.00
Current Fundsize: ?
For now I have no way to track the current fund progress. The only source are the monthly reports, and they are also not comming every month anymore. And even if they come regular, assests like domain names have no verifyable price sources to calculate real time fundsize

Anyhow, for what it's worth these are the latest reported numbers:
Dear Investors of DDF,
please find the calculation for the month of October 2019 as follows:
After the dividend payment from 15th of January 2018 (calculatory base for the ETH/USD ratio) the distribution key switched as followed:
ICO Investors: 1.373.867 USD / 31,1906%
Shareholders: 3.030.869 USD / 68,8093%
4.404.736 USD Total after dividend/redemption payment of March 31st 2018.
Asset allocation (as of September 30th, 2019) 2,732,000 USD (992 domain names)
162,104 USD (881,54 ETH)
207,900 USD (cash)
7,800 USD (465,105 COS)
20,000 USD (mining equipment)
13,861 USD (1,5 BTC)
14,230 USD (other altcoins)
434,843 USD (1,625,000 DDF coins)
3,592,738 USD Total
Value allocated to ICO investors: 1,120,575 USD.
The High Watermark NAV for dividend payments is 5,027,541 USD.
DDF next steps
After carefull evaluation of the market and the options for DDFs future we have decided to wind down the crypto part of the fund and we will decide about the domain part at a later stage.
The main reasons for the winddown are:
1) The AUM are too small to follow a resonable and diversified investment strategy.
2) The AUM are too small to make any expenses for administration or research or an upgrade of the fund to a structure that would allow an expansion of the AUM.
3) The current investment environment makes it extremely difficult to find additional capital for the fund.
4) The targeted market, ICOs and blockchain projects has become extremely difficult to tackle and investments can be done by individuals in the same manner as for a small fund such as DDF.
5) The past performance of the fund does not justify to continue the project.
6) The high watermark is so far away that investors would not receveive any dividend payment for a long period of time.
Therefore we plan to wind down the fund until the end of the year and to payout the remaining crypto to the investors. We will change all assets into ETH in the next weeks and sell off the hardware that is left and then payout pro rata to the owners of DDF tokens.
Again we would ask everyone who has not yet done so, to submit its wallet address holding DDF tokens as well as the country of residence as we require this to move forward.
We are going to be able to disintegrate the crypto part of the fund without token swap and/or KYC deppending on the on which of the 2 following option you choose:
1) You can choose to receive your pro rata share of the DDF crypto funds now. This means that the total crypto holdings of DDF will be changed to ETH and each person that contacts us until the End of the Year will receive its share of these funds returned to the wallet where he is holding his DDF coins. The 1.625 Mio coins that DDF is holding itself will off course not be part of the receiving shareholders. In order to receive the funds we will announce a wallet at a later stage where the coins have to be transfered to. In this case we do not require any KYC. We will contact each investors individually.
2) You may also choose to receive now 31.19% of the share of the crypto funds of DDF and keep your share of the domain part into the future. In this case, DDF will keep the remaining crypto and invest it in a mix of Bitcoin and ETH. In the years to come we will then either move ahead with DDF to a point where redemptions or partly redemptions become possible or we will dissolve the fund and payout the capital to the shareholders. This option looks more profitable from todays perspective but it might take some years until the assets will be sold off and the money will be returned to the investors. If you choose this option we will however need your full address and name and contacts and you will need a minimum of 10.000 tokens to chose this option.
If there are unclaimed funds after December 31st. 2020, these will also be distributed to the former token holders and old investors of the fund, depending on which of the 2 options you have chosen.
We will follow up with detailed instructions to the transaction and in case you have questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Best regards
The DDF Team
DDF overall fund progress
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DDF all time progress
Lifetime ddf Performance (9 dividend periods).
Total Average 
Token holders dividend$73,880.50$8,208.94
Dividend Per Token$0.01537000$0.00170778
Dividend per Token in ETH 0.00001220 0.00000136
USD Value now if you kept the ETH$0.02671198$0.00296800

DDF profit breakdown
DDF Yields
Dividend yields are the ratio between annual payment(s) and price.

Indicated Annual Yield last dividend ($0.000000 per DDF)
The indicated annual yield is the ratio between annual dividend and token price.
((last div * annual payments) / price) x 100%
Indicated yield with dividend day price ($0.01):0.000000%
Indicated yield with current price ($6.69): 0.000000%
Indicated yield with ico price ($0.25): 0.000000%
Average Annual Yield ($0.000000 per DDF)
The average annual yield is the ratio between the dividend average of last 12 months and token price.
((avg dividend * annual payments) / token price) x 100%
Average yield with dividend day price ($0.01): 0.000000%
Average yield with current price ($6.69): 0.000000%
Average yield with ico price ($0.25): 0.000000%
Average Yield overall ($0.001708 per DDF)
The average yield is the ratio between the all time dividend average and token price.
((avg dividend * annual payments) / token price) x 100%
Average yield with dividend day price ($0.01): 50.136559%
Average yield with current price ($6.69): 0.102156%
Average yield with ico price ($0.25): 2.732444%

DDF Performance vs BTC, ETH, XRP, LTC, DASH and NEO

Would you have done better investing in the big crypto coins instead of buying DDF?
Table below gives an overview if you had the choice to invest $1000 at the ICO ending or any given day.

Crypto Open price Nr coins for $1000 Current price Current $ value percentage%
DDF ICO price$0.25004,000.0000$6.6869$26,809.2324*2,580.92%
* Dividend included (Value DDF + total dividend)
If you want to compare DDF prices form a specific date, just select one and click the 'Performance' button

My view on DDF

2019-04-25 2019-04-25 What to think about DDF…. Well where to begin!

Lets start with the lack of communication lately. The monthly reports came monthly till August 2018 after more or less the only reply from Michael in the chat “ We had a delay” “ Working on it “ and more of the same. I think Michael moved on to Hydrominer and buys or sells a domain every now and then. Hardly any crypto holdings and trading, but the Asset manager Davies Guttman has left the company long ago. According to his Linked in https://www.linkedin.com/in/davies-guttmann-15a20413/ 2013 – 2017 Drop Catching and Asset Manager Digital Developers Fund and now he is the CFO of… Hydrominer

Michael his linked in page https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-marcovici-aa963614/ “Starting in 2013 Michael became active in the cryptocurrency space, he is currently advising various companies in this space and is the co CEO of Hyrominer, a crypto mining company in Austria.” DDF is not even mentioned (anymore). Both had not posted on their facebook for over a year.

The lack of communication are proof of life is also well visible on the DDF website. Last post was a week after the ICO… August 2017!

What about the numbers? It must be rounding I hope. The only dividend every (see newsletter 2018-01-03) started with $4,663,317 and ended $5,165,032. A profit of $501,715. With 29.46% share for the token holders one would say = $147,805.239, but the report mentioned $147,761
Report mentioned $0.01537 dividend per token with 50% of $147.761 this results in 73,880.50 / 0.01537 = 4806798,959011061 tokens

But total supply 6,428,932.126963297278548 – 1,625,000 (tokens in asset allocation) = 4803932,126963297278548 tokens.

I so hate it when the math is not correct.

Also the math does not match with the stolen tokens (from Cryptopia hack) and the new mentioned supply (report 2019-02-27) total supply – the stolen ones 750223.13042319 = 4,053,708.996540107 but the report mentioned 4,053,932.

Another math question. The fund had a $501,715 profit ($5,165,032 – $4,663,317) Half of it goes to dividend, from the remainder 2% admin fee and 5% performance fee and rest should be reinvestment. You would think this leaves a $4,896,614.475 fund but in the next quarterly report they come up with “ $4.404.736 USD Total after dividend/redemption payment of Jan 2018”. Not that is does matter for some strange reason the fund needs to exceed $5,165,032 instead of a logical $4,896,614.475 (or 4.4M in their view) before we ever receive dividend again. You have to set the high watermark at the start point of the next quarter not at the endpoint of a profitable quarter. Hmmm and also that high watermark changed to $5,027,541 in May 2018???

And is we take a close look at the asset allocation.
1028 domain names valued at $3,080,320 not sure if we should read this as bought for, but the domain names are 80.22 % of the entire asset allocation. Even in a crypto bull run those domain names will not gain much more in value.

1,625,000 DDF tokens valued at $434,843 = $0.26759569230769230769230769230769 per token. That is one way to get your NAV a bit higher, but there is no one ever paying that with the current $0.00663804 market price. Still 11.32% of their balance. The funny thing, the only time those tokens where valued below 400K was in October 2017 exactly at the moment dividend was supposed to be paid. And all of the sudden in that report it has a total value of 309K???!!! resulting in a loss and no payment!!!!. With the “normal” value we would have seen a very small profit after the first quarter of running. Also the values $434,843 in the next quarter was also exactly right to have a 10%, just enoug to get a 5% performance fee.

67,500 Bitcoin Clean tokens are a great success. Once valued at over $50 a token now the entire stack is less than $3000 its trading only on Yobit and I have no idea if this is the updated chain. I do not trust Yobit! They still trade other tokens without updating the chain, making them impossible to withdraw or deposit.

Mining rigs for the full value at the balance sheet? Hardware is basically worthless the moment you buy it and even more true for mining rigs.

Basically the only tokens worth looking at are ETH and Coss. In a bull run those tokens could make a difference, the rest is a too small bag to make good profit. And we need at least 1.3 million from these assets before ever getting dividend again. But Coss should have been sold in its first run to above $3 . I’m not a trader, but I sold my Coss around that point simply because I could make more money selling at that time then I would have waiting 25 years in dividend. Bought back and sold again with a profit and bought back again at ico price.

By the way, Hydrominer is also such a great project with lots of progress. Already in January 2018 it was mentioned in the reports and ever since then its in a few weeks…. It still is and it is the same as in ddf… working on it …. Latest news from there was yesterday “Dear community, we will be back with news in a bit! The situation is clearing and we will be able to provide you with an overview soon. I can only repeat that it is always a matter of compliance to release an update when the situation is not completely resolved. As you know it took us one year to finally get the capital market prospectus, pausing the offer is not an easy decision and we need to get all things clear before we can proceed.”

Upcoming DDF Payment

DDF terminated its busines

If you hold DDF during snapshot in any erc_20 supported Ethereum Wallet like MyEtherWallet, Nano Ledger S, Trezor or any other (except any exchange) you will receive your pay out automatically.

Last 10 DDF Payments
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DDF ICO and token details

Ico started2017-07-10
Ico ended2017-08-10
Ico Price1,000 DDF = 1 ETH
Ico Price$0.25000000
Ico ETH0.00100000 ETH
Total Raised
raised close to $2m
Total supply6,428,932.000000
Circulating supply5,118,307.000000
Payout currencyETH

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Rating: 2.6/5 (2725 stemmen)

DDF market value
Last traded DDF price:$6.68693810
In ETH: 0.00305437 ETH
In BTC: 0.00018084 BTC
1 ETH: 327.40007370 DDF
1 BTC: 5,529.87226313 DDF
ETH / USD: 2,189.30 USD
BTC /USD : 36,977.91 USD

Source Etherscan
Last trade: 2020-10-12 11:46:09
0.4000 DDF @ 0.0179341 ETH
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